We are pleased to announce that we will be issuing awards to those Amateur Radio stations and Shortwave Listeners around the world that contact our official SOS Radio Week stations.
Worked SOS Radio Week Stations Award
A commemorative certificate will be awarded to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that work at least one SOS Radio Week station using terrestrial modes.
Work/hear three SOS Radio Week stations and you will receive a Bronze certificate using terrestrial modes.
Work/hear six SOS Radio Week stations to receive a Silver certificate using terrestrial modes.
A Gold certificate will be issued to you for working/hearing ten SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
A Platinum certificate will be issued for working/hearing fifteen SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
An Internet award will be issued for working/hearing any number of SOS Radio Week stations over the Internet using the likes of D-Star, IRLP and EchoLink.
Which SOS Radio Week stations count towards the award?
We have produced a definitive list of stations that can be worked. They can be found on our Stations page.
When will SOS Radio Week stations be on the air?
Please refer to the Stations page for this information. The stations will update this themselves for your information.
How many certificates can I claim?
Only one, so make sure you claim the highest level you are entitled to.
Can SOS Radio Week stations claim certificates?
Yes, if you work other SOS Radio Week stations you can put in a claim.
How much do the award certificates cost?
In order to encourage as many people to apply for the award certificates, they are completely free of charge.
What format are the certificates produced in?
To keep our costs down the certificates will be created as Adobe Acrobat documents and emailed to you. If you don’t have an email address, we can either provide you with one (free of charge), or send your certificate to a friend’s email address for you.
To be able to view/print the certificates you will need a copy of Adobe Reader installed on your computer. This application can be obtained free of charge from the Adobe web site.
How do I claim my award?
To keep everyone’s costs down, applications can only be made electronically.
To submit your application scan your logbook pages containing the relevant contacts and save them in a PDF file. This can be done by pasting the scanned images in to a Microsoft Word or Open Office document and saving the document as a PDF file. Alternatively, we can accept multi-page JPG and PNG files. Fill in the application form and attach your log sheets.
When will certificates be issued?
You can apply for your award as soon as the event is finished. However, with everything that has to be done with regards to the collection of monies raised, please don’t contact us before the end of April if you are yet to receive your certificate.